Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire / Edition 1

Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire / Edition 1

by John Bellamy Foster
     
 

This volume gathers the work of leading left-wing analysts of imperialism to examine the burning question of our time—the nature and prospects of the U.S. imperial project currently being given shape by war and occupation in the Middle East.

Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, Peter Gowan, and others discuss the dynamics at work behind the "War on Terrorism.

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This volume gathers the work of leading left-wing analysts of imperialism to examine the burning question of our time—the nature and prospects of the U.S. imperial project currently being given shape by war and occupation in the Middle East.

Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, Peter Gowan, and others discuss the dynamics at work behind the "War on Terrorism." Their analyses locate recent developments within a longer historical arc, and set out the central questions for research and debate: Is U.S. unilateralism and militarism a sign of the increasing strength of the world's only remaining superpower? Or a desperate response to the erosion of the strategy it developed for ensuring its leadership over the advanced capitalist world during the Cold War? Essays by Barbara Epstein, Amiya Kumar Bagchi and others also examine the prospects for the resistance to imperialism in the United States and globally.

Pox Americana brings together a range of insights and perspectives that were originally presented at a conference in Burlington, Vermont, to honor Harry Magdoff on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. It is a fitting tribute to Magdoff's pioneering analyses of U.S. imperialism and a testimony to the resilience and fruitfulness of the radical tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583671115
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
1Kipling, the "white man's burden," and U.S. imperialism12
2Imperial ambition22
3The grid of history : cowboys and Indians31
4U.S. weakness and the struggle for hegemony41
5The new geopolitics51
6U.S. hegemony today57
7The global minotaur77
8The two wings of the eagle95
9Confronting the empire104
10The parameters of resistance112
11Can U.S. workers embrace anti-imperialism?119
12Prospects for anti-imperialism : coming to terms with our own bourgeoisie135
13Notes on the antiwar movement143
14Construction of an enemy151
15Homeland imperialism : fear and resistance156
16The new age of imperialism161

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